Video: Kenda Crew at Eric Porter's House in Utah

Oct 26, 2015
by Jasper Wesselman  
Views: 13,859    Faves: 88    Comments: 7


Photos by: Steve Lloyd
Video by: Jasper Wesselman
Riders: Eric Porter, Kelly McGarry, Carson Storch

This July, my good friends Carson Storch and Kelly McGarry came down to my house in Utah for a chill weekend of riding and tire testing. We were all super pumped to do a bunch of riding with no pressure, no contests, just cruising my favorite trails. We spent 3 days mixing it up between trail bikes, downhill bikes, and dirt jump bikes. We rode the high alpine trails backcountry trails, Park City Resort, and my backyard dirt jumps. My kids Milo and Owen were stoked to get in on the action as well, chasing us around the pumptrack. It’s so good to get a crew like this together and just ride all day!

Images from the Kenda Crew at Eric Porter s House in Utah article.

We started out riding the Great Western Trail, high above Midway, which sees less bike traffic but much more moto traffic. This keeps the trails loose and wild, and also makes rad corners and amazing flow. The trail starts on top of the ridge close to 10k feet elevation, and you can take it all the way down to Sundance resort or many other options to different areas. It spends a good chunk of the year covered in snow, and is one of my favorites, I was pumped to take these guys up to ride it.

Images from the Kenda Crew at Eric Porter s House in Utah article.

Images from the Kenda Crew at Eric Porter s House in Utah article.

After that we headed to Park City Resort, where the bike park has been in development for several years. In case you hadn’t heard, it used to be called Canyons Resort, but has now been combined with Park City for the largest resort in the US. There are tons of fun trails and features there and Steve Duke’s killer park crew to always keep it dialed. My favorite is the new GoPro Double Down trail, but they are all fun.

Images from the Kenda Crew at Eric Porter s House in Utah article.

Images from the Kenda Crew at Eric Porter s House in Utah article.

Images from the Kenda Crew at Eric Porter s House in Utah article.

We finished up in the afternoon on my backyard riding setup, which includes jumps, pump track, and Matt Beringer’s waterslides. Sessions here are always chill and fun, the jumps are nice size and floaty, and there’s tons of fun options all over the yard. It was rad having Carson in town to shred the jumps as well, fresh off his win at Colorado Freeride Festival, he was on fire on his new prototype Diamondback slopestyle bike.

Images from the Kenda Crew at Eric Porter s House in Utah article.

Images from the Kenda Crew at Eric Porter s House in Utah article.

Images from the Kenda Crew at Eric Porter s House in Utah article.

Images from the Kenda Crew at Eric Porter s House in Utah article.

Images from the Kenda Crew at Eric Porter s House in Utah article.

On top of having fun, it was also cool to get in a bunch of testing on some new stuff from Kenda, with some rad new sidewall construction and materials, as well as different compounds. Keep your eyes out for some fresh new stuff coming out there in the next year, a lot of time goes into development here.


MENTIONS: @kendatire / @jasperwesselman / @ericporter / @carson-storch



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37 Comments

  • 23 0
 Water Slide Berm looks sick
  • 1 0
 thank Matt Berringer's house for that, guess porter got some when matt moved
  • 4 0
 Dude I live right by that first trail! That's literally my backyard! No way!
  • 13 1
 "Kiniption," "K-Rad," "Kadence," "Karma," Kozmik." How is this article not spelled "Kenda Krew?"
  • 15 1
 update your blog slacker
  • 5 0
 Charlie (@TEAM-ROBOT), I would be glad to change any C's to K's if it would make you happy.
  • 5 0
 All of them.
  • 10 2
 Awesome video! I follow Eric Porter on IG and he is definitely one of the lesser known MTB pro's but he absolutely shreds... glad to see him on the front page of PB
  • 15 0
 Hardly a "lesser known pro"! Maybe for you kids Smile
  • 9 0
 Lesser Known ..... nearly choked on my sandwich...
  • 11 2
 Don't ever come to Utah, the riding sucks and the skiing/snowboarding is even worse...
  • 1 2
 Isn't the Rampage event held in Utah?
  • 7 0
 Stay away. Trust, not worth riding here.
  • 5 1
 Yup, absolute garbage. Don't waste your time.
  • 3 0
 LOL. Literal PB comment reader is literal.
  • 1 0
 NO!!
  • 5 0
 I only come to Utah for the soaking
  • 2 0
 As native Utahn who hasn't left can confirm, all biking sucks here don't come
  • 6 1
 Carl Decker's crib don't got a waterslide!
  • 4 0
 Porter can still tail-whip?!
  • 4 1
 serious bro town right there. Talk about good company.
  • 1 0
 Classy video. Kenda puts out some quality edits with their DMC crew. I wish I could find a Kenda tire that I actually liked. Haha
  • 1 0
 Is the trail 20 seconds in the way upper part of ridge 157 by ant knolls? Did they pedal all the way up there, or is there a way to shuttle? No joke thats at like 10k feet
  • 3 1
 bros dont let bros ride nevegals.(former nevegal owner)


also so many unicorn diamondback bikes....
  • 3 1
 Love seeing Milo ripping... Living the dream Porter
  • 2 1
 Canyons is part of Park City now??
  • 2 0
 And that may not be the end of it either. onewasatch.com
  • 4 0
 As a Park City local I wouldn't put too much stock in onewasatch. They've been fiddling with that idea for years with nothing to show for it, and there is quite significant pushback from people here in PC.
  • 1 0
 Lots of pushback on the other side of the range as well.
  • 3 1
 Canyons is now Park City
  • 3 0
 Canyons will always be Canyons. However, many of the black diamond trails will be watered down in tough spots for 2016... I've noticed late this fall. Roll over features for many techy drops... Bring back the danger and raw mountain bike trails Canyon's! Don't be a B!
  • 2 0
 We can thank the Vail takeover for that.
  • 1 0
 Anyone know that song?? That was a dope song and fresh edit too!
  • 1 0
 American Fork Canyon is the best riding in Utah.
  • 2 1
 Nice bro! Fun read
  • 1 2
 "No Nevegals? No entry."
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